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Topic # 245463 5-Feb-2019 11:51
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Does anyone @ slingshot know if the 10GBPS trial in march will expand into more suburbs and ISPs? Am keen to get in on the trial. 

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  Reply # 2173410 5-Feb-2019 12:58
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Hi there,


I'm keen too! At the moment the trial is only in Avondale, Birkenhead and Johnsonville exchanges (anyone reading - let me know if you are in these locations).


When we have more details around how you can get involved I will post them on GZ.


Cheers, Quentin

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  Reply # 2173439 5-Feb-2019 14:24
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It's a discussion forum.  You have to expect discussion when you post something.



Yea but there is a difference between starting a discussion and being obnoxious for no reason. 


Actually nobody was being obnoxious. There is some misconception going around about 10Gbit from what I've seen and I'm being fully honest when asking these questions. Sure, it'll be nice to have but for the home user Gigabit is too much as it is. Your computer won't be able to fully support it also and you won't actually get any benefit from moving to it either.


There are many threads on Geekzone about people not getting Gigabit speeds which is either caused by them using WiFi or their equipment. It isn't just a little consumer off the shelf router to achieve 10 Gigabit, we're talking about in most cases a router like the Edgerouter Infinity (link) to do this along with the right cabling and other equipment. It is a serious investment for both the ISP and the Customer to provision somebody on the trial and the ISP / Chorus have to be sure your network and equipment is fully compatible with this.


This sort of speed isn't going to make your games go faster or in most cases won't even make your Steam games download any quicker either as there are bottlenecks further upstream and locally. The most intense internet user likely won't be able to utilise a Gigabit plan and even if they did they'll like have their ISP asking them to slow down a bit as this is a tonne of data. Since you stated you're using your ISP's provided router I honestly don't think you're up for the trial - gotta be blunt here.


But as a positive - isn't it great there is such a discussion about 10Gbit when Australia are struggling to do 100Mbit right?

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